A sunny day in Scarborough!

When you wake up on holiday in Scarborough on the hottest day of the year – you can’t help but feel pretty chuffed with yourself!  Clear blue skies and temperatures in the high twenties are rare as hen’s teeth in this country so when they happen to coincide with you already being at the coast you make the most of it!
kids with buckets and spades

Being on holiday with five children under seven, there was no way we were getting a lie in so we were up and out shortly after 9am and set up on the beach by about 9.45am.  At this time the beach was fairly empty and you could have been forgiven for thinking that we were in fact in Spain or Greece.

sunny horizon in Scarborough

It was in fact so flipping glorious that I stripped right down to my swimming costume.  Yes, I spent the day sat on the beach in the North of England, wearing my swimming costume.  This may be a once in a lifetime experience!  (You may be pleased to know I won’t be sharing any photographic evidence of this, though you might catch a glimpse in our first #SevenWeeksofSummer vlog)

I took so many photos during our day on the beach that I wanted to share just a few of my favourites with you.  (I may have also got a bit of sand in my new camera lens . . . sad times)

kids playing in the sand at Scarborough
children walking to the sea
children playing on the beach
toddler covering herself with sand
girls playing in the sand
boy eating ice creamfamily on the beach eating ice cream

toddler eating lolly on the beach

girl splashing in the sea
little girl sat on the sand
Dad paddling with children
brother and sister in the sea
donkey riding in Scarborough

We spent five glorious hours on the beach digging, paddling, lounging, picnicking, ice cream eating and donkey riding.  And if that day was my summer, then it was a flipping good one!

(Thanks to English Country Cottages for inviting us to stay at Low Moor Cottages in Scarborough)

*Read about more family days out in Yorkshire here*



  1. July 28, 2016 / 7:03 am

    What a gorgeous time you had! I'm rather envious of all the beach fun – I think I was stuck inside working on the hottest day! xxx

    • July 28, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      It really was wonderful – we were extremely aware of just how lucky we were!

  2. July 28, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    You were so lucky with the weather!!! Looks like you had a fab time 🙂 x

    • July 28, 2016 / 3:08 pm

      We really were – couldn't have asked for better!

  3. July 28, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Aww what a lovely time! I have never been to Scarborough but it looks and sounds great! Donkey rides on the beach are my favourite. Beautiful photos xx

  4. August 2, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Looks like a lovely sunny day out- one to remember! I’ve never been to Scarborough- i’ll have to add it to the list of places to go! xx

    • Colette
      August 2, 2016 / 3:29 pm

      It really is a lovely place on a sunny day!

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